Water Desalination Plant Design and Management

Water Desalination Plant Design and Management

June 27-28, 2022 | Online :: Central Time


This course introduces a general overview to the benefits and challenges of a water desalination plant using reverse osmosis (RO) technology starting from raw water intake and ending with the water disruption station. The instructor will review the pretreatment system, high pressure block, membrane design, controls, post treatment, and how to manage high implementation costs. After this course, attendees will have a better understanding of the DWRO plant’s components and be able to understand plant design elements, plant management, plant operation, cost mitigation and maintenance. We will review examples for each item and technology covered, along with explanation videos throughout.

The Water Desalination Plant Design and Management course is designed for engineers looking to understand the design and management processes of reverse osmosis (RO) desalination plants. Providing drinking water through desalinating salty water has become more common in recent years because of the unfortunate limitations of sourcing fresh water. Desalination plants can not only provide access to safe drinking water but can also help with irrigating plants and habitat protection. The reverse osmosis technology is the most effective system in the water desalination field. This is because drinking water reverse osmosis plants require a flawless design to achieve reliability and efficient plant operations to achieve resendable CAPEX and low OPEX.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to successfully:

  • Layout the reverse osmosis water desalination plants components
  • Define the raw water intake system
  • Design the pretreatment system based on feed water quantity
  • Recognize how to do the membrane projection
  • Recognize the different type of energy recovery technologies
  • Recognize the different type of high-pressure pumps
  • Assign the power consumption for the Drink Water Reverse Osmosis or DWRO
  • Recognize the motor’s controller
  • Plant cost management and budgeting
  • Define the post treatment system
  • Optimize operations and reduce costs


Monday, June 27, 2022 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In and Welcome

12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
Lunch Break

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Course Timing

Short breaks will be taken throughout the course

General Overview of Desalination

    • Why is this important?
    • Brackish water
    • High brackish water
    • Sea water
    • Minimum liquid discharge
    • Zero liquid discharge
    • Capital cost
    • Operation cost

Intake System

    • Open intake system
    • Wells

Pretreatment System

    • Ultra-filtration
    • Nano filtration
    • Multimedia filter

Membranes Array

    • Number of stages
    • Number of passes
    • Membrane types
    • Flux


Tuesday, June 28, 2022 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In and Welcome

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Course Timing

Short breaks will be taken throughout the course

High Pressure Block

  • High pressure pumps
    • Centrifugal pumps
    • Piston pumps
  • Energy recovery
    • Turbo
    • Pressure Exchange
    • Wheel Turbine
  • Motors control
    • Soft starter (SS)
    • Verbal frequency drive (VFD)
    • Direct online (DOL)

Post Treatment


Distribution System

  • Pump station
  • Network
  • Trucks


Haytham Ahmed, PMP, Engineering Manager – Water Desalination/Senior Reverse Osmosis Specialist, Fluid Equipment Development Company (FEDCO)

Haytham is PMP, Internal Audit & lead accessor certified. A dedicated professional engineer with over 23+ years of experience in design, maintaining and operating water treatment, wastewater & water desalination plants. Capacity up to 80,000 CMD. Specialized water treatment, water desalination and Wastewater plants and over 10 years of concentration on pump system assessment and energy recovery devices. 

Online Delivery

We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: After November 30 you will not be able to join a Teams meeting using Internet Explorer 11. Microsoft recommends downloading and installing the Teams app if possible. You may also use the Edge browser or Chrome.
  • You will receive a meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting.
  • Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
    • You will need to join the appropriate meeting at the appropriate time.
  • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
  • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.


Please Note: This event is being conducted entirely online. All attendees will connect and attend from their computer, one connection per purchase. For details please see our FAQ

If you are unable to attend at the scheduled date and time, we make recordings available to all registrants for three business days after the event


Water Desalination Plant Design and Management

June 27-28, 2022 | Online
Individual attendee(s) - $ 1195.00 each

Volume pricing also available

Individual attendee tickets can be mixed with ticket packs for complete flexibility

Pack of 5 attendees - $ 4,780.00 (20% discount)
Pack of 10 attendees - $ 8,365.00 (30% discount)
Pack of 20 attendees - $ 14,340.00 (40% discount)

Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before May 20, 2022 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800




EUCI is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard. IACET is recognized internationally as a standard development organization and accrediting body that promotes quality of continuing education and training.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 0.9 CEUs for this event.

Instructional Methods

This program will use PowerPoint presentations and active participation with modeling software.

Who Should Attend

  • Water Treatment Design Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Chemical Engineers
  • Chemist and Scientist 
  • Water Filed Project Engineers
  • Water Desalination Plant Operators

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